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by Andrew S
Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5120
Views: 846821

Re: Yixing

I can easily find 3-4 websites about Japanese potters and their signatures, but trying to find info about Yixing and the stamps felt more like trying to find a rare LP in a dusty, cluttered record shop where 75% of the stacks are just copies of Rumors and Dark Side of The Moon. Confusing and overwh...
by Andrew S
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5120
Views: 846821

Re: Yixing

kekstee : cute pot. I think that "长咀西施壶" refers to the long-spout Xi Shi shape, rather than the clay. If you put "长咀西施壶" and just "西施壶" into two different Google image searches, you'll see the difference. For my part, I much prefer the shape of yours to that other style. The clay looks like zini to...
by Andrew S
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Plots with pots
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Plots with pots

I like how this has evolved from a 'movies with teapots' theme to a more specific 'drinking from the spout' theme. I'm sure I've seen photos or videos of this practice, but I just can't recall where. Does anyone know if this style of teapot was made for the purpose of drinking from the spout? I had ...
by Andrew S
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2159
Views: 530146

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Thanks; that does sound like something I might enjoy. I've got too many EoT and DXJD samples still lying around, but I should probably try some lazy cats as well, given the positive feedback about them from various people. My usual problem is that I get a few large samples instead of small packets, ...
by Andrew S
Mon Jan 24, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2159
Views: 530146

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

2019 Chen De Hua rou gui from EoT. Fruity, almost tropical, to start, then darker and more savoury elements emerge, with a long aftertaste that evolves from infusion to infusion, and a mild relaxing feeling that crept up on me. After drinking the same kinds of yancha more or less every day for a whi...
by Andrew S
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:14 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

LeoFox : thank you; I thought that I may have recalled that from here somewhere, among other places... Searching for 'minerality in wine' brings up an awful lot, most of which I will ignore. Baisao : I think that that is yet another area where there may be disagreement. I wouldn't want to pretend t...
by Andrew S
Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

I believe that he famed mineral characteristics of yancha are marketing nonsense that has been passed on so often as to become gospel. I’ve heard people say that the terroir is shallow and rocky therefore the tea leaves will have a high mineral flavor. Yet, I’ve never detected this in any tea and i...
by Andrew S
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

Baisao : no, you're right, I should have clarified. The former, not the latter. I didn't want to say 'tea grower' or 'farmer' since they might not be the ones doing the roasting. And I didn't want to say 'roaster', since I'm sure that there's much more to it than that. My approach to yancha has inv...
by Andrew S
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?
Replies: 20
Views: 834

Re: What makes a modern Da Hong Pao a Da Hong Pao?

Fans of the most difficult teas (to obtain and/or prepare) don't seem to mind that so many of their tea sessions that are enjoyable, are only pleasant; some sessions are just fair or awful; & very few sessions are wonderful. I am a bit like them in that I am reading & participating in this thread t...
by Andrew S
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2159
Views: 530146

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Tillerman : coincidentally, I've been enjoying some of your Winter 2020 Laoshi Dong Ding today, brewed rather casually. Perhaps I'll wait until I try it more 'properly' before I proffer any real comments, other than to say that it reminds me of what I enjoyed about Dong Ding when I started out more...
by Andrew S
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 2159
Views: 530146

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

I really want to learn more about aging oolong. It's interesting that you say your shui xian was "getting pretty tired." I've heard that it's theoretically impossible to age oolong as the enzymatic activity is, or should be, nil. So the tea is essentially decaying after a certain point. I recently ...
by Andrew S
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:10 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5120
Views: 846821

Re: Yixing

Chadrinkincat : even cracked, it looks like it was a bargain. I admire your ability to find these things on ebay of all places, and to take pleasure out of gambles like this. If you don't mind my asking, where do you get staple repairs (or kintsugi repairs) done? I've heard of Nissan Haque who I th...
by Andrew S
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:42 pm
Forum: Black Tea
Topic: Simple iced tea
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Simple iced tea

Neptune : welcome to the forum. You should feel free to experiment with iced tea, since you and your wife might find something that you did not think you'd enjoy. Perhaps asking for suggestions on tea bags for iced tea would be like asking how to make Coors Light, whereas you're rather looking at h...
by Andrew S
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5120
Views: 846821

Re: Yixing

@DailyTX: thanks; actually it is zhu ni, I believe. Perhaps a tiny bit darker in tone than 'usual', though it could just be the cloudy day, It's drinking some yancha at the moment, so it's got a glow on.

Andrew
by Andrew S
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yixing
Replies: 5120
Views: 846821

Re: Yixing

A 'medium-sized' teapot at around 70mL in the foreground, set to a background of giant teapots.

As before, more photos to follow in due course, possibly while brewing some yancha.

Andrew